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Is Rhinoplasty Right for Me?

Posted June 11, 2019 in Rhinoplasty

Patients who wish to enhance the overall appearance of their face often want to improve their nose. The nose sits in the center of your face, and those who struggle with one that is misshapen or crooked can feel insecure about the way they look. Fortunately, rhinoplasty can treat these issues and more to help you achieve an aesthetically pleasing nose and balanced facial contours.

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How Can Rhinoplasty Help Me?

Rhinoplasty, also known as nose surgery, is a procedure that can alter the overall size and shape of your nose. This procedure is typically performed on an outpatient basis using general anesthetic, and may take up to a few hours to complete depending on the extent of correction needed. Most candidates must be at least 16 years or older, as the nose is fully developed by this age.

During your nose surgery, an incision is made and the skin surrounding the nasal bone and cartilage is carefully raised. Once the underlying structure of your nose is reshaped, the skin is redraped and incisions are closed using surgical sutures. Rhinoplasty can also help you achieve facial balance and correct nasal concerns such as:

  • An asymmetrical nose
  • A broken nose
  • Wide nostrils
  • A displeasing tip
  • Visible bumps
  • A prior unsatisfactory nose surgery
  • Obstructed breathing

Your Rhinoplasty Treatment Options

Open Rhinoplasty

Many nose surgery patients will have the open rhinoplasty technique performed on them. This method will require your surgeon to make an incision just across the columella, which is the narrow strip of tissue that separates your nostrils. Open rhinoplasty gives your surgeon better access to the underlying nasal structure, allowing for more accurate corrections to be made.

Closed Rhinoplasty

Closed rhinoplasty is another technique used during nose surgery. With this approach, the incision will be made inside the nose. Any scarring from the procedure will be hidden within the nostrils. However, closed rhinoplasty can interfere with the surgeon’s ability to access the underlying nasal structure.


Some patients have developed breathing or snoring issues due to a deviated septum. In these instances, you may need to undergo septoplasty. Septoplasty can correct these problems by straightening your nasal septum to improve your breathing and enhance airflow through the nose.

To learn more about our rhinoplasty techniques, you can call our office at (214) 827-8407 or schedule a consultation with us online today!